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UK Games Expo 2017 Live Blog – Friday

UK Games Expo 2017 Live Blog – Friday

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Welcome to our UK Games Expo Live Blog from Birmingham in the UK! We're going to be delving into all the goings on here at the event across the NEC and Hilton Metropole across the weekend.

UK Games Expo Friday

Join us for all manner of board, card, and miniature gaming fun as well as a visit to some of the seminars and more. There's even a Viking Village being set up around the lake!

What's On & Helpful Links

To give you a rundown of what's happening at the event we have some helpful links for you...

We hope to meet up with you all at the event to so if you see us around make sure to come on over and say hi.

Prize Pool - Comment To Win!

Make sure to also comment on the various posts throughout the Live Blog to be in with the chance of winning some great prizes.

Are you joining us?

Welcome To The UK Games Expo

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We're here at the UK Games Expo and we've got some awesome games and more to delve into as we find out what's happening at this amazing event here in Birmingham at the NEC.

We can't wait to get talking with you all and finding out more about the games that are offer.

Let's Press It Up!

Let's Press It Up!5 Comments

The Show Floor Is Already Packed

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We took a few snaps of people already getting stuck into their gaming and perusing the different stores in search of the new game to add to their collection.

The atmosphere is really friendly and it genuinely feels like the right place to be this weekend as a board gaming fan.

The Show Floor Is Already Packed

Checking Out Modern Horrors - A Quirky Card Game!

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We talked with Nick about his comedy card game, Modern Horrors, which takes some of the troupes that you will be used to and delves into them on the tabletop in this mash up of Cards Against Humanity and Top Trumps.

If you like the sound of this you're not going to miss him when he's around in that golden jacket!

Getting Into The Gaming

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One of the big things about the UK Games Expo to consider is that they have so many ways for you to interact and play the games that are on offer.

So many of the vendors have plenty of demos to try out and there are also large areas where you can play the games you've bought, try out new ones with new people and just enjoy yourself.

Getting Into The Gaming

Talking Mars Rover & Mythos Tales With Spiral Galaxy Games

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We get to chat with Spiral Galaxy Games about what they've got here today at the event.

One of the big games they have to show off is the prototype for Mars Rover but they are also delving into some Cthulhu mysteries with Mythos Tales.

We reckon you should come on over and check these folks out. Maybe you could take a closer look if flowers are your thing too!

Check Out The Retro Styles Of Escape The Dark Castle

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Come and check out this retro look at Escape The Dark Castle which harks back to your days in Fighting Fantasy and HeroQuest in a cooperative adventure where you may not escape alive!

Check out the Kickstarter Here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1998318065/escape-the-dark-castle

Ian Livingstone At UK Games Expo 2017

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We got a chat with the legendary Ian Livingstone as the weekend comes to life here at the UK Games Expo and chatted with him about his plans for the event and what he's looking forward to.

As a massive board gamer he has plenty to dive into and he'll also be signing Fighting Fantasy books AND talking about his time in the industry.

Bringing The Community Together With Raku Games

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Raku Games, as well as actually working to bring a board game to the tabletop, are really focused on making sure that more of us get stuck into actually working on and indeed playtesting games.

The sense of community is something that is prevalent throughout what we do as gamers and so a company like Raku are great for the kind of focus we need.

What Games Have You Been Playing?

What Games Have You Been Playing?12 Comments

Tails From Equestria Role-Playing From River Horse

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If you're into your My Little Pony, or you have younger role-players and gamers around you then you might want to check out Tails From Equestria from River Horse.

This RPG now has its core book plus new expansion content and stories for you to delve into.

Have you given this a go?

An Offer We Can't Refuse?

An Offer We Can't Refuse?13 Comments

Build Up A 2D Dungeon With Harps Corp

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If you're starting out as a DM or GM then you might not want to have to try and work out where to buy your miniatures. Well, Harps Corp are showing off some plastic and wooden components to help out.

As well as the miniatures you see here, including Dragonborn and Tieflings, they are also designing tables, screens and more.

Will You Make A Good Temp Worker Assassins

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Showing off some great artwork and some neat mechanics this could make for an awesome time on the tabletop.

Find out more from the designer and the artist behind the Temp Worker Assassin game which is here at UK Games Expo.

"What Swag Have You Picked Up Today?"

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Spooking Guests In Ghostel

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If you're interested in a great game with an awesome theme then make sure to check out Ghostel where you play ghosts working together to scare fellows out of the rooms of a haunted hotel.

There are some special guests, plenty of quirky tactics and more to look forward to.

Watch Out For More DUST 1947 This Weekend

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If you're a fan of the Weird World War side of things then you'll want to check out what the folks behind DUST 1947 are showing off this weekend.

As well as plenty of the current range they might be showing off a few of the new models coming your way too.

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rasmus
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need a break from the jingle

gimli2006
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Good day today thanks guys. Love Uboat is it on kickstarter? One thing I have to say the music is driving me crazy.

darkdanegan
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Visited Friday which was my first UKGE. So good. Will be the first thing being marked on next years calendar!

gravetotkd
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Great coverage. Keep it coming.

snowyak
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Wish I lived in the uk.

bigdaddio
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lol, “Free Cake” is a wonderful motivator!

coxjul
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Although I was at work in London all day Friday, part of me was somehow in Birmingham…

angelicdespot
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Ah man, I wish I was there!

jpcarrico
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Amazing!!!!!

spaderfish
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Please forgive this shameless post as I’m going after either the 4Ground stuff or the Bushido stuff. I play Bushido here in the states. I teach it to whoever will listen, and I just try and represent it as it is. The best miniature game I’ve played.

sokime
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my little pony the RPG steals the show ;p

beeff86
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Gonna have to save money for next years. Gotta get to this event

misterq
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Shame it’s on the other side of the world – looks like fun.

sunabe
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nice videos

otakugirl
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awesome!

ergophobe
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great coverage

rudders
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I was due to be there but ended up in hospital recovering from a heart transplant! At least I got to see some of it here!

holycannoli
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So far the expo has been the most interesting with GW being so forthcoming for what 8th edition plays like. I guess they know they got to keep the hype train going and prevent the sudden shock of how big of a change AOS was. – See more at: http://www.beastsofwar.com/uk-games-expo/comment-win-awesome-prizes/comment-page-4/#comment-380161

cardandpixel
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Brilliant coverage, almost gives an idea of the chaos! Awesome to meet warren as well

grantsensei
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This is a stupendous amount of content for 1 day. Struggling to get through it all, well done folks!

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